The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Entrepreneurship as Process

Entrepreneurship as Process
Todd H. ChilesSara R. S. T. A. EliasQian Li

Introduction

Browse any article on organizational entrepreneurship, and you are almost guaranteed to find entrepreneurship discussed as a process. Remarkable too is the sheer number and variety of processes addressed – from opportunity discovery and creation processes, to firm start-up, growth, and exit processes, to broader market and institutional processes. And these are but a few examples! It is little surprise that ‘entrepreneurial process’ currently ranks as the ‘hottest’ topic in entrepreneurship research (Kuckertz, 2013). For the past generation, ‘the entrepreneurial process’ has been a ubiquitous phrase in the organizational entrepreneurship literature. In recent years, ‘entrepreneuring’ – a term that serves as shorthand for entrepreneurship as process – has begun to appear ...

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